Friday, January 20, 2012

Weird Al's Parody of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga comes up with some "original and unusual" costumes, don't you think?

Gotta love Weird Al Yankovic. I think he's the only one who can outdo Lady Gaga. 

Those of you who have been following my blog for long know I've worn some pretty strange costumes and makeup myself, so I especially got a big kick out of the wild gimmicks in this video. Not the costumes that barely qualify as underwear (gag), but the real costumes. 

Need a chuckle to start your weekend? Here you go! Unfortunately, there's an advertisement at the beginning that there's no getting around (dang it), but I hope you'll hang in there because the parody is fun, fun, funny. 

Warning: Not for kids. There's no colorful language, but there are some crazy, 'colorful' dance moves.

I hope you have a good weekend. Do you have any special plans? As for me, I'll be packing and moving more stuff. We're losing our house. That's one of the un-fun things I've been dealing with lately, but we'll get through it. So many people are hurting worse than we are. I'll blog about it someday when there's more distance. 

We're living in difficult times. This video made me laugh. I hope it makes you laugh, too!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd seen the video before. Not a fan of Gaga but big fan of Weird Al!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I didn't know you were losing your house, Lynn. :(
I'm so sorry. I'm dealing with what to do with my mom who broke her hip. 2012 is not starting off so well. It's got to get better, right? A bit of laughter always helps.

Patti said...

Like Alex, not a huge fan of Lady Gaga (I think she tries to hard to be different), but this video was hilarous.

Pat Tillett said...

I've seen this and you are right! It's hilarious...
I'm so sorry about your house. That really sucks big time!

Sarah McCabe said...

That was both hilarious and deeply disturbing.

Sorry about your situation. I've been close to that point for some time now. Talk about stress.

D.G. Hudson said...

I love Weird Al, he does a great rendition of Lady Gaga. Although, I've heard she does have talent. Love the image of a Madonna-type in there, too.

Thanks for a great laugh this morning.

LynNerdKelley said...

Alex - I like some of Lady's Gaga's songs, but I'm not a huge fan. She has a great voice, though. Weird Al just cracks me up!

Tricia - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she recovers soon and that 2012 turns out to be a banner year for you both.

Patti - Yes, Lady Gaga does try pretty hard to be super different. Her gimmicks have worked because she's sure made a name for herself! Glad you liked the video!

Pat - Yay, another Weird Al fan! Thanks for your comments about the house. Yes, it sucks, but there are so many people in the same situation.

Sarah - "Hilarious and deeply disturbing," that's a great way to sum up the video! I'm sorry that you're dealing with a similar situation, and I hope you're able to come out of it okay. Yes, super stressful, for sure.

DG - Yes, Lady Gaga has a great voice and is very talented. So it's not just her weird gimmicks that made her famous. And Weird Al, he's so good at his parodies!

Coleen Patrick said...

I always get a kick out of weird Al!
Thinking of you Lynn! And wishing you and yours the best.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Lynn! Losing your house??! Oh no! I am so sorry, oh dear, please please please be ok!

Will be thinking of you and your family - please take care

ps. Weird Al is such fun isn't he!??! No cos is sacred for him! LOL! x

LynNerdKelley said...

Coleen - Thank you!

Old Kitty - We're going to be fine and do what we have to do. We have a good support system, so that really helps with the stress. Thank you! Yes, Weird Al is a kick!

Anita said...

I don't WANT to think Weird Al is funny, but I do. :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Funny stuff. Lady Gaga is not someone I know much of anything about, but Weird Al, I definitely like.

Hoping all goes well with you and your family. Have a restful weekend.

Ruth Schiffmann said...


So sorry to learn about what you're going through. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Golden Eagle said...

Those are some crazy costumes!

I'm so sorry to hear about your house.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Weird Al makes a pretty good-looking woman. Weird.

Thanks for the laugh, Lynn. You're right; these are tough times and we need all the laughs we can get.


Louise Behiel said...

Lynn in the midst of all that is going on it is just like you to post something so funny, I almost spewed on my laptop. sheesh, girlfriend. I have come to appreciate Gaga's voice. it's pleasant to listen to. but weird Al? OMG.

take care of you, my friend.

farawayeyes said...

Love the vid. Love Weird Al. I've even come to appreciate Gaga(her music). Thanks, we could all use more humor.

Hang in there. I'm proof that good things can come out of the most horrible.

Tracy Jo said...

Hang in there with going through this rough spot. I have a few friends that lost their homes but now that they are on the other side of much happier. Love the video!

Emma Burcart said...

That was hilarious! I had never heard the song before, so I didn't know what Madonna was so upset about. Now I get it! That was totally Express Yourself! I don't really listen to Lady Gaga, but she a couple of songs that have a good beat to workout to. My big question for the video is how did Weird Al do such a good job of looking like a woman in the bikini underwear and almost naked outfits? That was a little creepy. I started wondering, is Weird Al really a man? Thanks for the fun post. I'm so sorry about your house.

Christine said...

Hey Lynn,

What are you like? That was sooo funny. I'd never heard of him. But I do listen to Lady Gaga on the treadmill.

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. This too shall pass.

Author A.O. Peart said...

This is absolutely hilarious! I love "Madonna" showing up there too.

Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear about your house. I hope everything will work out just fine and you will be able to keep all your dogs as well.

Huge virtual hugs.

Al Penwasser said...

Weird Al with boobs.
Who knew?
What's next?
Chastity Bono with a beard?

Sarah Tokeley said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the house Lynne. I hope things start to become easier for you.

Love the video :-)

Sarah Tokeley said...

Sorry, I know it's Lynn, not Lynne! I just wrote an email to my mum Lynne, and it stuck!

Lisa said...

Enjoyed it completely.

I am sorry to hear about the house.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That was great! Thanks for the laugh!

K.B. Owen said...

Weird Al = super funny! Thanks for the laughs, Lynn.

I'm so sorry, honey, that you have to move under these circumstances. I can't begin to imagine the stress and pain you've had to go through. Good for you for keeping your chin up! Glad you have a good support system. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Looks like there's lots of love out there in the cosmos for you. :)